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Three Washington Properties Awarded Prestigious AAA Four Diamond Status

Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi, Archer Hotel and The Charter Hotel receive the coveted AAA Four Diamond Award

BELLEVUE, Wash. — AAA Washington is excited to announce the addition of three exceptional properties — one restaurant and two hotels — to the AAA 2020 Four Diamond Award list: Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi in Bellevue, Archer Hotel Redmond and The Charter Hotel Seattle, Curio collection by Hilton.

For more than 80 years, AAA has conducted professional, in-person property inspections on behalf of its member travelers. To earn the impressive AAA Four Diamond designation, hotels and restaurants must pass a rigorous evaluation that includes unannounced, in-person evaluations by AAA’s expert inspectors. In 2020, AAA added 125 hotels and 62 restaurants to the AAA Four Diamond Award list, making a total of 2,400 establishments throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

The three outstanding Puget Sound properties join a sizable list of high-caliber hotels and restaurants in Washington with AAA’s Four Diamond designation.

Washington State AAA Four Diamond Hotels

    Northern Quest Resort & Casino (2010)
    Bellevue Club Hotel (1996)
    Hyatt Regency Bellevue (2003)
    The Westin Bellevue (2003)
    W Bellevue (2017)
    Suncadia Resort (2009)
    The Heathman Hotel (2008)
    Woodmark Hotel & Still Spa (1990)
    Tulalip Resort Casino (2009)
    Archer Hotel Redmond (New)
    Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle’s Southport (2017)
    Fairmont Olympic Hotel (2010)
    Four Seasons Hotel Seattle (2009)
    Grand Hyatt (2002)
    Hyatt Olive 8 (2009)
    Inn At The Market (2017)
    Kimpton Alexis Hotel Seattle (1983)
    Loews Hotel 1000 (2007)
    Motif Seattle (2017)
    Pan Pacific Hotel Seattle (2007)
    Renaissance Seattle Hotel (2010)
    Sheraton Grand Seattle (1984)
    The Arctic Club Seattle – a DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel (2009)
    The Charter Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton (New)
    The Edgewater (2006)
    The Westin Seattle (1981)
    W Seattle (2016)
    Salish Lodge & Spa (1990)
    The Davenport Grand, Autograph Collection (2015)
    The Davenport Tower, Autograph Collection (2014)
    The Historic Davenport Hotel, Autograph Collection (2003)
    Cameo Heights Mansion Bed & Breakfast (2014)
    Alderbrook Resort & Spa (2018)
    Willows Lodge (2011)

Washington State AAA Four Diamond Restaurants

    Masselow’s Steakhouse (2010)
    Ascend Prime Steak & Sushi (New)
    Café Juanita (2018)
    The Willows Inn on Lummi Island (2013)
    Altura (2013)
    Canlis (1999)
    The Dining Room at Salish Lodge & Spa (1991)
    The Vine at Cameo heights Mansion (2014)
    Sun Mountain Lodge Dining Room (2001)

The coveted AAA Five Diamond list grew by six new hotels and five new restaurants. Washington State’s sole AAA Five Diamond property is The Herbfarm Restaurant in Woodinville, Wash., which first earned the status in 2002. For more information about AAA’s Diamond program, visit

New 2020 AAA Five Diamond Hotels:

  • Boston Harbor Hotel (Boston, MA)
  • Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North (Scottsdale, AZ)
  • Hotel Bel Air (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Hotel Xcaret Mexico (Playa del Carmen, Mexico)
  • Mandarin Oriental, Canouan (Canouan, St. Vincent and the Grenadines)
  • UNICO 20°N 87°W Hotel Riviera Maya (Akumal, Mexico)

 New 2020 AAA Five Diamond Restaurants:

  • Ha’ (Playa del Carmen, Mexico)
  • Le Baccara (Gatineau, Canada)
  • Providence (Los Angeles, CA)
  • SingleThread Farm – Restaurant – Inn (Healdsburg, CA)
  • Smyth (Chicago, IL)
About AAA Washington:

AAA Washington was established in 1904 by 10 prominent Seattleites determined to champion the betterment of motoring conditions and laws, the preservation of Washington state’s natural beauty and the promotion of Washington as an unrivaled tourist destination. Nearly 120 years later, the club continues to pursue these on behalf of its 1.2 million members. 

Members of AAA Washington receive exclusive benefits, including roadside assistance, discounts on hotels and rental cars, comprehensive insurance options, and personalized trip planning. AAA Washington was named a Best Place to Work by Puget Sound Business Journal and voted the best Travel/Tourism Company by 425 Business readers in 2023, and AAA was named one of the most trusted travel and automotive brands in the U.S. Additional information is available through the company’s Washington and northern Idaho stores and at 

About AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety:

Established in 1947 by AAA, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety is a nonprofit, publicly funded, 501(c)(3) charitable research and educational organization. The AAA Foundation’s mission is to prevent traffic deaths and injuries by conducting research into their causes and by educating the public about strategies to prevent crashes and reduce injuries when they do occur. This research is used to develop educational materials for drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists and other road users. Visit

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